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Development in Action - A Background

Development in Action (DiA) has been organising volunteer placements since 1992, when the organisation was known as Student Action India.  Over this time we have been building strong partnerships with a network of NGOs across India. We currently have 7 partners placed across India located in a range of locations. Since1993 DiA has placed, trained and supported 287 volunteers in India.


In 2012 the Trustees and Management Committee made the hard decision to suspend our India Placement Programme for the 2012-2013 year in order to review the programme. This was a timely decision, coming in our 20th year and following the finalisation of our 2011-2016 5 year strategy. This break allowed us to carefully evaluate the programme to ensure it is still relevant to the aims, vision and mission of DiA.


At the end of 2013 we were pleased to announce the re-launch of the programme. Many of the key elements of the programme remain the same, showing the continued relevance of the programme to both DiA and the young people we connect with. However, we have taken time to review our partner relations and volunteer support structure to ensure the programme remains beneficial to both our Indian partner organisations and UK volunteers.


More details of the Programme can be found here.

Applications for 2014 are now closed. For details of the 2015 programme, please check this website again later in the year.